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Sound Advice: Cables / Connectors
I want to run two balanced microphone signals down one four-core screened cable, using five-pin XLRs at both ends, with short dual-XLR3-to-XLR5 splitter leads at each end. Are there any inherent disadvantages of doing this?
I think an unbalanced stereo source will work fine into a balanced TRS input, but only the left channel will be heard. Am I correct?
If a single mic cable isn’t long enough but two plugged together will reach, should I let that worry me or can I go ahead and sleep easier at nights?
I have a Nord Electro 4HP keyboard, which I’d like to run seamlessly through guitar pedals in real time and in stereo. The signal distorts quite badly at higher keyboard and pedal volumes. Can you suggest a device that would remedy this?
I’ve read that pro gear should use balanced connections, but I’ve been looking for a mixer recently and find that most have unbalanced insert points. My interface uses balanced I/O, as does most of my outboard gear. What gives?
The line inputs on my computer interface are all balanced on TRS sockets, but the outputs of my hardware synths are all unbalanced on mono TS sockets...
I'm putting together a list of equipment for a venue. We already have a PA (the amps are behind the stage), and the mixing...
I'm about to move house and set up a studio in the spare bedroom with all my stuff, and I'm just interested in what the best use of power points is.
Can you recommend products suitable for the European power grid that can be used to clean up the power signal and ground loops?